A B-52 bomber on
rotation to Andersen AFB, Guam, will head to RAAF Darwin in Northwestern
Australia this week to "take part in short-term training" with the
Royal Australian Air Force, states a Pacific Air Forces release. The
bomber also will carry Air Force personnel to aid planning for Australia's
Pitch Black large-force employment exercise later this year. An Air Force
Global Strike Command B-52 flew to Australia for cooperative
training earlier this year and "decisions on future rotations remain
under discussion," states the PACAF release. Pitch Black is the RAAF's
largest international exercise and will include the Dutch, Emirati, French,
Korean, Thai, Singaporean, and New Zealand participants this year, reported the UAE's The National.
The three-week exercise will be held at Darwin in August.
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